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Principal Software Development Engineer – new

Blue Coat Boxborough, MA

Blue Coat empowers enterprises to safely and securely choose the best applications, services, devices, data sources, and content the world has to… Blue Coat

9 days ago

Intern - Embedded Software Engineer

Blue Coat Boxborough, MA

Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering. TECHNICAL: *Experience… Blue Coat

29 days ago

Alliance Partnership Specialist

Blue Coat Boxborough, MA

In December 2013, Check Point was appointed the primary distribution partner for X-Series in the Network Firewall Security market. This updated… Blue Coat

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Development Engineer in Draper, UT
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    There's a lot of really smart, talented, and dedicated people working at Blue Coat. Most of them are easy to approach and willing to offer help when asked. There's opportunity to grow professionally, bringing one's skills to new levels. Dress is casual, which is a huge plus. You can usually work from home part of the week. Base salary plus bonus brings one's annual pay to far more than you could get anywhere else in the valley. I would dare say it is THE top paying company when it comes to compensating their engineers. The company has an excellent culture, with an in-house, company supplied bar, tech talks, frequent company provided lunches, a free snack and soda supplied break room, several wall mounted TVs scattered around the office, a beautiful view of the valley, opportunities to engage in community projects, company outdoor BBQs 2-3 times in the summer.


    Since they pay for the best and brightest, there is no hand-holding. The onboarding is basically non-existent; you're just expected to come up to speed quickly and on your own. If you need help, it's up to you ask someone for it. When you come on board, your work environment isn't set up for you; you request the machines you need and set them up yourself. The projects can seem to use a methodology somewhere between Agile and Cowboy coding. You can alternate between too much to do and too little to do (during code freeze and waiting for the OK to release). As a new employee, it can seem like a fraternity, trying to prove yourself worthy of the respect you deserve for your years of experience. In other words, there's a tendency to not trust the new guy until he proves himself, rather than vice versa.

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    Scrap the ridiculous idea of team building through "Storming and Norming...", which often leads to simply the most vocal and fanatical getting their way. You decide who is best to make the decision on certain things and put them in charge of it. Don't just throw the team together and let them work that out.

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